GLSA 200702-01 Samba: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 02/14/2007 01:05 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Samba: Multiple vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200702-01
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Samba: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: February 13, 2007
Bugs: #165549
ID: 200702-01

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Synopsis
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Multiple flaws exist in the Samba suite of programs, the most serious
of which could result in the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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Samba is a suite of SMB and CIFS client/server programs for UNIX.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-fs/samba lt; 3.0.24 gt;= 3.0.24

Description
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A format string vulnerability exists in the VFS module when handling
AFS file systems and an infinite loop has been discovered when handling
file rename operations.

Impact
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A user with permission to write to a shared AFS file system may be able
to compromise the smbd process and execute arbitrary code with the
permissions of the daemon. The infinite loop could be abused to consume
excessive resources on the smbd host, denying service to legitimate
users.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Samba users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-fs/samba-3.0.24"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-0452
http://samba.org/samba/security/CVE-2007-0452.html
[ 2 ] CVE-2007-0454
http://samba.org/samba/security/CVE-2007-0454.html

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200702-01.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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